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As We Speak

“The right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances,” is enshrined in the First Amendment to the Constitution, ratified on June 21, 1788. New Haveners have…

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Pier Review

This Juneteenth, we’re revisiting the tale of the former slave who would be King.

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Baby Formula

If you’re a parent of a certain age, chances are you know the name Dr. Spock. Not to be confused with Mr. Spock of Star Trek fame, Dr. Benjamin Spock grew up in New Haven, attended Yale and became a …

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Skeleton Crew

When emeritus state archeologist Nick Bellantoni began the process of separating four Revolutionary War-era skeletons from the soil of Ridgefield, Connecticut, he found the soil itself to be a reluctant capitulator. …

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Wooded Path

One of the more curious spots on Yale’s campus is a little park known as Sachem’s Wood…

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Old West

The small business district of Westville Village, which came of age in the second half of the 19th century, is special in part because its long history as a center of industry and commerce is still visible today—a fact that …

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Crossing the Lines

Once upon a time, decades before wireless internet and smartphones and out-of-control digital surveillance by the National Security Agency, phone lines were actual lines, and wiretapping meant tapping into real wires. …

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Of This Land

Local and national protests in response to the killing of George Floyd have inspired us to revisit this 2015 story about another bend in the proverbial long moral arc.

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Crushing It

A print on a wall at the bottom of a staircase. An antique rifle kept racked behind glass. A…

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Tough Love Letters

You must write to me often. It will not be in my power to write you very frequently; but you must write to me

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